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Football Fare

Looking to elevate your Sunday football fare? There’s simply nothing better than eating hot food over a fire, beer in hand, in anticipation of a sporting event.   Mozzarella in Carozza is grilled cheese as an Italian would make it. It is as simple as the Proustian grilled cheese of your childhood, with ingredients that bring it…

Gimme A Beet!

I don’t think I’ve ever been to a farmers’ market when I didn’t see beets. This could go a long way to explaining why I like farmers’ markets so much.   Corn and tomatoes are around for a few glorious months. Cherries and strawberries are at their peak for just a couple of weeks. Other…

Mario’s Harvest

On Friday, October 10, join Mario to celebrate the return of autumn with “Mario’s Harvest” dinner at Del Posto. Coinciding with the release of America Farm to Table, this five-course dinner will highlight the fall bounty of the Northeast, and feature wine pairings from Del Posto’s Beverage Director Jeffrey Porter.   The festive evening will…

The Reluctant Chef

I am not a chef. I never trained to be. I never claimed to be. I have too much respect for the term and the people that do it to feel comfortable with the term.   A chef is someone who leads a battalion of cooks. Often, the cooks are executing the vision, in the…

The Batali Inquisition: Sam Sifton

    BONUS QUESTION:   What is the single best dish of wild game you have eaten in the last two years and where did you eat it?   ANSWER:   My father died in 2009, but there were duck breasts and pheasants we shot together in the freezer for a very long time after…

Molto Guide: Upper East Side, NYC

      As someone who’s rarely above 23rd street, Mario’s recent venture up to The Frick Collection on East 70th Street conjured collective visions of old-school, white-table-clothed dining institutions, critic-proof corner bistros for ladies who lunch, and bars blasting Journey. We were surprised to learn that in the past few years, much has changed….

The Batali Inquisition: Jim Courier

    BONUS QUESTION: Where is your favorite place to play any game or sport and what game/sport is it??   ANSWER: TWO ANSWERS FOR THIS ONE:   1) TENNIS IN THE BULLRING (COURT 1) AT ROLAND GARROS IN PARIS – MY FAVORITE COURT IN THE WORLD.   2) GOLF AT CYPRESS POINT CLUB IN NORTHERN…

SWEET CORN SALAD

Watch This/Bake This

Watch This: How to Cut Stone Fruit BAKE THIS: peach and blackberry crostata    

Bucatini with Crayfish, Jalapeños and Basil

The High Road with Mario Batali

  A brand-new “The High Road with Mario Batali” airs today on Hulu and Hulu Plus!   Join Mario as he takes us on a journey to some of New York City’s most fascinating gems with some of its most fascinating people. “The High Road with Mario Batali” airs every Thursday at 12am midnight (EST).   Today Mario and chef / author…

What are ramps, anyway?

  Glad you asked!   Ramps are wild baby leeks that grow exclusively between the Atlantic and the Mississippi from Canada to the Carolinas. A member of the allium (or lily) family, ramps resemble a scallion with broader leaves. They taste a little bit garlicky and a little bit savory, a welcome taste of sweetness…